THE BOOKS CALLED APOCRYPHA
1: My son, hast thou sinned? do so no more, but ask pardon for thy former sins.
2: Flee from sin as from the face of a serpent: for if thou comest too near it, it will bite thee: the teeth thereof are as the teeth of a lion, slaying the souls of men.
3: All iniquity is as a two edged sword, the wounds whereof cannot be healed.
4: To terrify and do wrong will waste riches: thus the house of proud men shall be made desolate.
5: A prayer out of a poor man's mouth reacheth to the ears of God, and his judgment cometh speedily.
6: He that hateth to be reproved is in the way of sinners: but he that feareth the Lord will repent from his heart.
7: An eloquent man is known far and near; but a man of understanding knoweth when he slippeth.
8: He that buildeth his house with other men's money is like one that gathereth himself stones for the tomb of his burial.
9: The congregation of the wicked is like tow wrapped together: and the end of them is a flame of fire to destroy them.
10: The way of sinners is made plain with stones, but at the end thereof is the pit of hell.
11: He that keepeth the law of the Lord getteth the understanding thereof: and the perfection of the fear of the Lord is wisdom.
12: He that is not wise will not be taught: but there is a wisdom which multiplieth bitterness.
13: The knowledge of a wise man shall abound like a flood: and his counsel is like a pure fountain of life.
14: The inner parts of a fool are like a broken vessel, and he will hold no knowledge as long as he liveth.
15: If a skilful man hear a wise word, he will commend it, and add unto it: but as soon as one of no understanding heareth it, it displeaseth him, and he casteth it behind his back.
16: The talking of a fool is like a burden in the way: but grace shall be found in the lips of the wise.
17: They enquire at the mouth of the wise man in the congregation, and they shall ponder his words in their heart.
18: As is a house that is destroyed, so is wisdom to a fool: and the knowledge of the unwise is as talk without sense.
19: Doctrine unto fools is as fetters on the feet, and like manacles on the right hand.
20: A fool lifteth up his voice with laughter; but a wise man doth scarce smile a little.
21: Learning is unto a wise man as an ornament of gold, and like a bracelet upon his right arm.
22: A foolish man's foot is soon in his neighbour's house: but a man of experience is ashamed of him.
23: A fool will peep in at the door into the house: but he that is well nurtured will stand without.
24: It is the rudeness of a man to hearken at the door: but a wise man will be grieved with the disgrace.
25: The lips of talkers will be telling such things as pertain not unto them: but the words of such as have understanding are weighed in the balance.
26: The heart of fools is in their mouth: but the mouth of the wise is in their heart.
27: When the ungodly curseth Satan, he curseth his own soul.
28: A whisperer defileth his own soul, and is hated wheresoever he dwelleth.